|Elements and principles of the art of dancing, as used in the polite and fashionable circles, also rules of deportment and descriptions of manners of civility, appertaining to that art: from the French of J. H. G., - V. G.|
A translation of Gourdoux-Daux's Principes de la Danse (Paris 1804 and 1811), this manual is important for its description of step and step sequences appropriate in the performance of the popular ballroom dance, the quadrille (called contilion by the author). The quadrille is a series of figures, organized into sets and performed by sets of four couples. The manual begins with discussions on deportment, positions, and continues with descriptions of various steps including assemblé, jeté, echap...
Keywords: Authors: V: V. G; Titles: E